The German Bundesliga has long been perceived as one of Europe’s least competitive leagues, with Bayern Munich winning 11 consecutive titles. Borussia Dortmund were the last team to prevent them from winning the title in 2012.
However, this season may see a new team written into the history books, with Bayern currently sitting in third and a number of teams enjoying impressive starts to the campaign. Of course, it is early days, but it is shaping up to be one of the most exciting Bundesliga title races in quite some time.
Last season, Bayern prevailed, though it came down to the final day. Dortmund had held a place at the top of the table for most of the season, but a poor run of form at the business end of the campaign saw them miss out on goal difference as the champions took advantage to claim another championship.
This year, there are five points separating five teams, including a surprise in Stuttgart, who sit second with 21 points. Leading the way is Bayer Leverkusen, with usual contenders Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich occupying third and fourth respectively. RB Leipzig are lurking just behind.